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What Vegans Eat – Day 1661

First Meal: It’s been bugging me for awhile. I wanted to take a second attempt at vegan, gluten-free Japanese Silk Pancakes. The last time I made them I didn’t have the molds. Now we had them and I was itching to make them. We did it. It was a little nerve wracking wondering if they…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1660

First Meal: Breakfast was easy with leftover Garbanzo Bean Flour Omelets from last night, served with sliced Apples.   A matinee, a Pinter play! Today we saw the play Betrayal with Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox. We have been so lucky this year seeing some incredible once in a lifetime kinds of theater…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1659

First Meal: Polenta, to me, is that “other” hot cereal. Oatmeal is the hot cereal. And it’s not that I like one more than the other. I love them both. Maybe I like polenta even more. It just seems like a treat when I make it. Today it was served with Apricot Butter, Pumpkin Seeds,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1658

First Meal: Today is my mom’s 86 birthday. She will be having lunch with her girlfriends today to celebrate. She has had a tight circle of friends for most of her life and it is so nice that they gather together regularly. We celebrated her birthday with my brother’s family and my cousin Donna and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1657

First Meal: After yesterday’s meal at the Urban Kitchen I thought I would never want to eat again. Funny how quickly that changes when you get up and start moving around the next day. I wanted a full “eggs” and potatoes breakfast. Gary wanted to make his Blueberry Bread. He did and it was a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1656

Morning Tea: I was struggling today, hit with too many challenges. I have jungle property in Costa Rica that I hope to build a simple house on one day. In the meantime, I have to keep up with taxes and the laws keep changing. I realized I have forms to process and fees to pay…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1655

First Meal: I am reading Gesshin Claire Greenwood’s book Just Enough: Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan’s Buddhist Temples for my show on Tuesday. As I read, I crave Japanese food. I made a big pot of Genmaicha tea and sipped it all day. When it was time for food, I made giant soup of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1654

First Meal: It plans to be one of those brutally oppressive, hot summer days. I was going to mom’s early. Her home has central air conditioning and she takes advantage of it. Her clubhouse also has a pool and I thought I might get in a swim. I was meeting my friend Janet at mom’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1653

First Meal: This never get olds. It’s Rolled Oats time with Pumpkin Seeds, Blueberries, Raspberries, Bananas, Pears, Raisins and Soy Milk.   Snack Meal: More pie please! This is a winner. You should try it!   Second Meal: Another quick and yummy meal. I reheated the cooked Green Cabbage with water, Tofu and some Lion’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1652

Morning Tea: I have a concert this evening so I am taking most of the day off. This is not easy for me to do. So I am not completely relaxing. I made myself a pot of Chai and relaxed with my computer on my lap.   First Meal: Gary is taking care of me…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1651

First Meal: We sat down to a bowl of cool Rolled Oats with Apples, Raisins, Coconut, Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Bananas and Soy Milk. Gary remarked, “How many thousands of bowls of Oats have we eaten?” We still love it.   Second Meal: It’s a special day. We went into Manhattan and Gary opened…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1650

First Meal: I am in the mood for Chai today, topped with Cinnamon.   A little while later we warmed up the remaining Oat Waffles. I had mine savory with Tomatoes and Avocado and a side of Black Beans.   Second Meal: I attacked a big project today, working on the musical book for Gary’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1649

First Meal: I made some Jasmine Tea. I knew what I really wanted was a cool Smoothie. I made one with Kale, frozen Acai, an Apple, Peanut Butter, Cocoa, Flax Seeds and Soy Milk. So filling!   Second Meal: My cousin Donna is visiting this weekend from Jacksonville with her daughter Megan. With mom’s 86…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1648

First Meal: Today is an adventure day. We are going on an adventure. There are lots of lovely white sand beaches on Long Island and we don’t take advantage of them. I chose to go to one that was closest, Rockaway Beach. I had never been there so I don’t know what it looked like…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1647

Tea: We took our long walk through Forest Hills Gardens. It’s a beautiful neighborhood with the loveliest homes I have ever seen. When we were on our way home I suggested we stop into the Red Pipe, the vegetarian Organic Cafe in our ‘hood. We shared a pot of decaffeinated Chai Tea with Soy Milk.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1646

First Meal: To make up for the crunchy (okay, gritty) Sorghum Waffle experiment the other day, today, I made Light and Crispy Waffles with Oats. I made a double batch and almost screwed it up by adding water for one recipe, not two. I poured the thick batter into the waffle iron when I realized…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1645

First Meal: Yes we eat a lot of waffles. Today’s waffle was an experiment. How do you make good recipes if you don’t try and create something new? I had purchased whole Sorghum a while ago and cooked the grains to try them. I had never had whole Sorghum before. It was okay. Perhaps I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1644

We have not done a big shopping since we came back from from California. Our pantry and freezer are bare. This is not inspiring when you want to cook. I like to have a wide choice of foods to choose from to come together in a meal, even if it is prepared simply. We took…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1643: Rosendale, NY

First Meal: I joined my brother Barry and his family on a trip to the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. I had never been there. I got to their house early and had not eaten anything. I brought a bottle of water along. Visiting the sanctuary was a lot of fun and we had a nice…

Classic French Tarte aux Pommes

Ingredients 8 Apples, organic, cored and quartered lengthwise (We recommend using organic apples. They do not need to be peeled. If the apples are not organic, it’s best to peel them to avoid the concentrated residues of pesticides.) 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup vegan sugar 1/4 cup water 1 Pie Crust, gluten-free 2 Tablespoons vegan butter,…